The Peenemünde Raid


The Night of 17–18 August 1943

By: Martin Middlebrook
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781844153367
Published: 30th May 2014
RRP / Print Price: £14.99

Current purchase price:
£12.99

The Peenemünde Raid

On the night of 17-18 August 1943, RAF Bomber Command attacked a remote research establishment on the German Baltic coast. The site was Peenemünde, where Hitler's scientists were developing both the V-1 flying bomb and the V-2 rocket whose destructive powers could have swung the course of the War. The raid was meticulously planned and hopes were high. But the night sky was so cloudless that the British bombers presented an easy target for German night fighters, and over 40 were lost. Martin Middlebrook draws on the memories of over 400 people involved in the dramatic events on that night: RAF and Luftwaffe aircrew, German personnel at the research site and foreign labourers who had been forced to work there. The result is a truly compelling account of this hazardous attempt to disrupt Hitler's V-weapons programme.

 




Some books that may interest you

Messines Ridge
Messines Ridge
By: Peter Oldham

Voices from Stalingrad
Voices from Stalingrad
By: Jonathan Bastable

The Normandy Invasion, June 1944
The Normandy Invasion, June 1944
By: Col Roy Stanley II USAF

Hitler's Gateway to the Atlantic
Hitler's Gateway to the Atlantic
By: Lars Hellwinkel

Logistics in World War II
Logistics in World War II
By: John Norris

The Men Behind Monty
The Men Behind Monty
By: Richard Mead

West Country Regiments on the Somme
West Country Regiments on the Somme
By: Major Tim Saunders

Rendezvous With Death
Rendezvous With Death
By: Tony Geraghty

Weapons of Desperation
Weapons of Desperation
By: Lawrence Paterson



Quick Find
 
Use keywords to find the book you are looking for.
Advanced Search

Information
Contact Us

Disclosure: Military History books are affiliates of the suppliers on this website and will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase.


123 Reg - Jargon-free products that make it easy for anyone to get their business online.